Volume Five Hundred

Dustin Johnson wins in Austin, Mirim Lee prevails in California, and D.A. Points is victorious in Puerto Rico.

Hittin the Links We’re halfway to one thousand! Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links, where we’re in full-on Dustin Johnson mode after his win at the WGC-Dell Match Play. DJ made it through he marathon that is the WGC Match Play, besting John Rahm over 18 holes on Sunday to pick up his 15th career PGA Tour win and complete the WGC career sweep.

We’ll also check in with Jason Day, pay a visit to Augusta National, and learn about the caddy life on the PGA Tour. All that plus a story on the greatest quarterback of all time.

Let’s hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Ninety-Nine

Marc Leishman wins in Orlando, and Tiger’s book falls flat.

Hittin the Links We’re back with another Hittin’ the Links! Marc Leishman took home the hardware at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, while Anna Nordqvist won in Phoenix. We’ll also check in on ongoing litigation between Costco and Acushnet, check out a massive claim by The Rock, and read up on Tiger Woods’ new book.

All that plus a healthy dose of the trials and tribulations of being a professional golfer. Let’s hit the links!

Volume Four Hundred Ninety-Eight

Red-hot Dustin Johnson wins in Mexico.

Hittin the Links Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links! Dustin Johnson captured his 14th PGA Tour win this week, achieving victory at the WGC-Mexico Championship. He widened his lead atop the Official World Golf Rankings, and is now the odds-on favorite to win the Masters.

We’ll also check in with the winners in Europe and Singapore, and say hello to the retired Lorena Ochoa and the might-as-well-be-retired Tiger Woods. All that, plus a crash course on the new proposed Rules of Golf.

Let’s get into it.

New Wedges on the Way from Callaway

After collaborating with Hank Haney, Callaway engineers have created a new wedge that make green side shots easy to play.

Bag Drop If you had to pick one thing that Callaway Golf is known for, it would have to be their woods. With a product line like the Big Bertha, that should come as no surprise. However, one underrated aspect of the Callaway lineup, at least in my opinion, are their wedges. I’ve been a fan of their wedges going back to the X-Forged with the original Mack Daddy Grooves, and I am currently on my second set of the Mack Daddy 2 wedges. When you have somebody like Roger Cleveland at the helm of your wedge department, good things come.

For their newest wedges, however, Callaway has mixed things up. With the new Sure Out wedge, Callaway collaborated with renowned golf instructor and former Tiger Woods swing coach, Hank Haney. The goal of the Sure Out wedge, as you may figure out by the name, is helping players get out of the sand and other less than ideal situations on the course. Read on for the full info on the new clubs.

Volume Four Hundred Ninety-Seven

Rickie Fowler picks up some serious hardware.

Hittin the Links Welcome all to another week of Hittin’ the Links. Down in Florida, Rickie Fowler took home some serious hardware with a four-shot Honda Classic victory over Hoffman and Woodland. He held a sizable lead throughout most of his final round despite a few hiccups.

We’ll also check in on the PGA Tour’s first trip south of the border for the
WGC-Mexico Open – who’s in, who’s out, and what the players who do show will be up against. All that, plus a look at some old shoes, more Rory McIlroy news, and what Pat Perez said that got Tiger fans upset.

Let’s hit the links!

Big Max Autofold FF Review

Just how quickly can you get your cart out of the car, unfolded and your bag loaded? The Big Max Autofold FF might be the cart to help you shave a few seconds off your best time.

The Big Max Autofold FF is fast into and out of the trunk.The Big Max Autofold is billed as fast, compact, and flat. In fact, it’s one of the flattest folding carts on the market.

I drive a hybrid car, and I can tell you that while the mileage is excellent, the trunk space sucks. When heading for the golf course, if it’s more than just me playing, it’s going to be a tough fit. I can get two carry bags in the trunk and possibly wedge in a push cart. If two of us have carts, one bag is going to wind up on the backseat, maybe both.

So when I got the opportunity to try out the Big Max Autofold FF, I jumped at the chance. If any cart could fold as flat as the Autofold promised, it would go a long way toward solving to my trunk dilemma.

Volume Four Hundred Ninety-Six

Dustin Johnson takes the Genesis Open, shoots to first in the OWGR.

Hittin the Links Dustin Johnson, ladies and gentlemen, is your 2017 Genesis Open Champion. The victory was Johnson’s 13th on Tour, and was secured with a stellar 64 on Saturday that let Johnson cruise to victory. Thomas Pieters, whom we’ll hear from a bit later, and Scott Brown finished five shots back.

We’ll also take a look at Augusta National’s azalea bushes, check in on the upcoming WGC-Mexico Championship, and show you exactly why only Phil Mickelson is Phil Mickelson.

Let’s hit the links!

Volume Four Hundred Ninety-Five

Sergio and Matsuyama win, Tiger Drops out, and Jordan releases some new kicks.

Hittin the Links While most of the country was watching the Super Bowl, there was a bit of golf going on this weekend. Stateside, Hideki Matsuyama won his second consecutive Phoenix Open in a playoff over Webb Simpson, dispatching the U.S. Open champ after four playoff holes. Across the pond in the U.A.E., Sergio Garcia captured his 12th career European Tour victory, going wire-to-wire in Dubai. Among the field of vanquished competitors was Tiger Woods, who dropped out before the second round with back spasms.

We’ll take a look at all of that plus an update from he USGA, a check-in on Nike Golf, and a stroll through the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.

Let’s hit the links!

Volume Four Hundred Ninety-Four

It was an exciting week out on Tour, as Tiger Woods returned to his first full-field event in a year and a half, Jon Rahm picked up his first PGA Tour win, and Brittany Lincicome outlasted Lexi Thompson in the Bahamas.

Hittin the Links Welcome, golf fans! This week on Hittin’ the Links, we usher in the re-return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour, take notice of Jon Rahm’s first Tour victory, and check in on the LPGA. We also join Jack Nicklaus as he watches Roger Federer reach 18, attempt to keep straight who’s gaming what, and look forward to next week’s tournament in Dubai.

Let’s hit the links!